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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Tech in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Test Tech in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ECS Refining full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lot of people that hard the leads are as long as you doing your job.

    Cons

    Low pay, communication between workers and managers not good.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a decent wage

    ECS Refining Response

    Mar 30, 2017 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for your review. ECS values its employees and we have taken steps to roll-out improved compensation. We will also be looking at other opportunities to upgrade the benefits and options we... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly executives, playing a part in protecting the environment. Open to new ideas.

    Cons

    PTO, it takes a full year to gain 40 hours of PTO. Lack of tools needed to execute the job at times.

    ECS Refining Response

    Mar 30, 2017 – Director, Human Resources

    The current policies and processes are being reviewed for improvement. Some of these issues we feel are "growing pains" as we rapidly expand.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Management"

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    Current Employee - Management in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Management in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ECS Refining full-time

    Pros

    Rapidly growing company with a great mission and ethics. People are real, and a fun team to work with. Never a dull moment. Management is given lots of responsibility and there are a lot of development opportunities.

    Cons

    Lots of process improvement opportunities, as this company changes from a family-owned company to a VC owned, with a professional organization and structure.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on working on improving communication and processes! Have fun.

    ECS Refining Response

    Mar 30, 2017 – Director, Human Resources

    We will do our best to continue improving communication.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Purchasing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesquite, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesquite, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All the Co-worker's are friendly. The Management works as a Team and are very helpful and friendly as well.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Manteca, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Manteca, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ECS Refining (More than a year)

    Pros

    good people on the floor

    Cons

    Very little work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Go back to School!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "ECS Refining"

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    Former Employee - Director of Operations/ General Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Operations/ General Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ECS Refining full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working for ECS Refining prior to the company being sold to a venture capital firm was excellent. I had a fantastic relationship with ownership. They trusted me with a 6 million dollar division, and I came through with constant profitability.

    Cons

    Once the company was sold, changes were made, and I was not part of said changes. I believe this decision was based on bad information provided to the ownership group. Unfortunate split.

    Advice to Management

    ECS Refining was an excellent place to work when it had a "small family business" feel. After it was acquired by the VC, the culture that once made it great quickly dissipated.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and growing fast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ECS Refining full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Care about employees and company mission and ethics
    Owners and managers have integrity
    Pay and benefits improving, great HR team
    Able to learn a lot
    Multiple employees have been here over 20 years!

    Cons

    Sometimes communication is poor between sites and between management and workers

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating the impact we are making. Communicate positives in addition to constructive feedback.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "HORRIBLE....BUT ALOT OF EXPERIENCE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesquite, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesquite, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ECS Refining full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I meet some good people, and I learned a lot from the company.

    Cons

    working at ECS you have no chances to move up in the company if your good at one job most likely that's were your going to be. NOT ENOUGH MONEY for the job they have you doing. Benefits are not that GREAT. The general manger and the operation manger are horrible half off the people there are been treated bad and scared to speak up. They have lost a lot of good people because of the management and the pay.!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Look into your Mesquite location and try to reach to the employee because there is a lot people that willing to work for the company but is been mistreated


  9. Helpful (5)

    "A Horrible Place To Work!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ECS Refining full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros.

    Cons

    Terrible communication and no respect for their employees or customers. The General Manager and Ops Manager will cuss you out and treat you like a dog in front of other employees. They hide things from their customers as well. The customers agree to contracts stating that this is a high security facility with no theft! There has been so much theft and break ins during the past year its ridiculous. Then to try to fix their theft issue they fire any one that has their name mentioned during investigation without even asking the employee about it. I have watched so many great trustworthy employees including supervisors walked out for theft. But after it is said and done they have to fire them for some made up reason since they have no proof of theft! They are in a few lawsuits and they don't even know it. This company will get what is coming to them! Do not work for ECS unless you want to be treated like a dog and accused of things you didn't do. I probably sound like someone that is wanting revenge by writing this review but I am not seeking revenge, I am just warning others.

    Advice to Management

    To the owners and president, look into your Mesquite facility. Talk to the employees and get their opinion on how they are treated and what their thoughts are on the company and the management. Investigate the past terminations as well. In the long run you will need to fire your general manager and ops manager.


  10. "My experience was positive and educational."

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    Current Employee - ISO Coordinator in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - ISO Coordinator in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ECS Refining full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management was motivated and informed.

    Cons

    No sick time, minimal vacation time.


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